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This is our attempt to inspire you to “Xperience it” …because if you’re not “Xperiencing” life, your life becomes motionless and that’s a kind of death to the soul itself. We cherish the life of the “Xperientialist” …a person who experiences life to the fullest and believes that life experience is the basis of all knowledge. Essentially, someone who’s been there, done that and subscribes to the philosophy “I know, because I do.” The focus of the blog is to champion the spirit of the modern day Urban Xplorer …a person who seeks the thrill and anticipation of experiencing life, discovering new destinations and cultivating new relationships. It’s all about the Xperience… Xperience it!

The Urban Xplorer Summer Xperience…

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The Urban Xplorer Summer “Xperience.”

It’s officially Summer! Sun, fun, and… (Insert your experience here) 😉

Summertime is the perfect season to get out and explore the world around you. Especially in California where the weather is ideal for experiencing the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and enriches the scenery naturally found on a warm day at the beach.

Rightfully so, Tahoe promotes itself as the urban trailhead. It’s a destination that provides the opportunity for Urban Xplorers to either hike into the vast wilderness and camp in the middle of nowhere, go glamping next to the lake or experience the great outdoors from the balcony of their 5 star accommodations.

However, one of the best benefits of living in Northern California is the fact you could hike up a mountain top in Tahoe and experience the sunrise in the morning and on the same day experience the sunset over the Pacific Ocean sitting next to a bonfire on the beach.

We’d love to share in your “Xperience.” If you have an Xperience that would inspire others to explore the world around them we’d love to help you encourage others to do the same. You could share your Summer Xperience with UX at:

Summertime, Xperience it.

Urban Xplorer

A dream come true…a story of faith, commitment, focus, and perseverance.

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X spot™ = NYC Marathon, New York City, USA


I was an overweight kid. All my life I was bullied and told I could not properly do any physical activity. One day I decided to change that. I started going to the gym, running and eating less. The start was extremely hard, both physically and mentally. The most difficult part was having to overcome the psychological barrier that I created over the years from hearing people tell me that I could not do it.

After months of sweat and tears, I managed to lose 50 pounds, going from an XL to a size S T-shirt! I accomplished my first goal to lose weight!…

Now, I wanted to prove to myself and others, who had ridiculed me in the past, what I could achieve. I registered to run the NYC marathon. Mind you that I have never done any races in my life, my first race would be a marathon (26.2 miles for those of you who didn’t know). I trained exhaustively, ran, and made many sacrifices in pursuit of accomplishing the second part of my goal.

The day of the marathon was very emotional for me. There I was on the start line, scared, nervous; wondering if I wasn’t cut out for this. However, I managed to overcome those fears and start running.

Mile after mile, sweat, pain, …and more pain.  I tried to take all the positive energy from the spectators and motivate myself.

And after 26.1 miles of running, the finish line in sight, I started crying uncontrollably. When I crossed the finish line crying, with my medal around my neck, the only thought in my head was : I made it, I can do it, I did it!.

Based upon my experience I am confident that anyone with enough will and effort can make their dreams come true.

Wissam H., Xperientialist

Life “Xperience” is the basis of all knowledge…

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To be an authentic expert at something you must experience it firsthand.

As you know, we champion the life of the Xperientialst™…A person who experiences life to the fullest and believes that life experience is the basis of all knowledge. Essentially someone who’s been there, done that and subscribes to the philosophy “I know, because I do.”

Ash Dykes, of Wales, U.K. is an Xperientialist who is attempting to be the first person to complete a solo 1,500 mile trek, from west to east, across the brutal and unforgiving terrain, of the second-largest landlocked country in the world – Mongolia

We invite you to follow Ash on his unique personal journey; Ash Dykes, Mongolia 2014.

It’s a once in a lifetime Xperience.

Xperience it,

Urban Xplorer